5th Innovation Challenge
Mammoet challenges innovators to find a solution for transferring and lifting components to floating and fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines
With floating wind farms being the new kid on the block new questions arise. For example, how are we going to maintain these novel constructions? In addition, conventional wind turbines are getting bigger and are being built in large quantities. Therefore, the intensity and complexity of maintenance are going to increase. For this reason, Mammoet and Offshore Wind Innovators, are launching the 5th Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge.
The Innovation Challenge will focus on finding new solutions for the positioning, transferring, and lifting of wind turbine components that are needed to facilitate the replacement of turbine components in a better and more cost-efficient manner. The use of large (floating) installation vessels should be prevented and therefore we are looking to possible solutions to overcome this.
The challenge can be split into three different sub-sections:
- How do you position the barge, ship, or vessel close to the wind turbine foundation, floater, or tower?
- How do you transfer the components required for maintenance from a barge, ship or vessel onto the wind turbine structure, or floating foundation?
- How do you transfer/ lift the components towards the nacelle?
Set-Up and timeline 5th Innovation Challenge
Preparation of the challenge
September and October
Innovation Challenge Kick-off
10th of November
➤ Deadline for applications (current phase)
Before the 7th of January 2022
Phase 1: Pitch and Ask
21th of January 2022
Phase 2: Bootcamp
11th of March 2022
1st of May 2022
Phase 3: Finals
13th of May 2022
Find out more about the set-up
Or have a look at the press release